HL Deb 07 June 2004 vol 662 c8WA
Lord Morris of Manchester

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any allowance is made in assessing war pension claims from troops involved in the 1990–91 Gulf conflict, who are now presenting medically unexplained illnesses, for the Ministry of Defence's decision to plan the timing of their anthrax immunisation differently from that in the marketing authorisation and to give those troops fewer immunisations than were recommended. [HL2864]

Lord Bach

Under the rules of the war pension scheme, a pension may be awarded where, in the light of the facts of the individual case and of generally accepted scientific and medical understanding, there is a reasonable doubt that disablement is due to service in the Armed Forces. All proposed causal links are considered.